Whoso is loving instruction, is loving knowledge, And whoso
is hating reproof is brutish.
The good bringeth forth favour from Jehovah, And the man of
wicked devices He condemneth.
A man is not established by wickedness, And the root of the
righteous is not moved.
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, And as
rottenness in his bones is one causing shame.
The thoughts of the righteous are justice, The
counsels of the wicked -- deceit.
The words of the wicked are: 'Lay wait for blood,'
And the mouth of the upright delivereth them.
Overthrow the wicked, and they are not, And the house of the
According to his wisdom is a man praised, And the perverted
of heart becometh despised.
Better is the lightly esteemed who hath a servant,
Than the self-honoured who lacketh bread.
The righteous knoweth the life of his beast, And the mercies
of the wicked are cruel.
Whoso is tilling the ground is satisfied with bread,
And whoso is pursuing vanities is lacking heart,
The wicked hath desired the net of evil doers, And the root
of the righteous giveth.
In transgression of the lips is the snare of the
wicked, And the righteous goeth out from distress.
From the fruit of the mouth is one satisfied with
good, And the deed of man's hands returneth to him.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, And whoso
is hearkening to counsel is wise.
The fool -- in a day is his anger known, And the prudent is
Whoso uttereth faithfulness declareth righteousness, And a
false witness -- deceit.
A rash speaker is like piercings of a sword, And the tongue
of the wise is healing.
The lip of truth is established for ever, And for a moment
-- a tongue of falsehood.
Deceit is in the heart of those devising evil, And to
those counselling peace is joy.
No iniquity is desired by the righteous, And the wicked have
been full of evil.
An abomination to Jehovah are lying lips, And
stedfast doers are his delight.
A prudent man is concealing knowledge, And the heart of
fools proclaimeth folly.
The hand of the diligent ruleth, And slothfulness becometh
Sorrow in the heart of a man boweth down, And a good word
maketh him glad.
The righteous searcheth his companion, And the way of the
wicked causeth them to err.
The slothful roasteth not his hunting, And the wealth of a
diligent man is precious.
In the path of righteousness is life, And in the way
of that path is no death!